Barry Olddog wrote: > I'm looking to buy a new workstation, and it looks like Thinkmate makes what I need -- their vsx "virtually silent" variety. I hestitate because I wasn't happy with a laptop I bought a few years ago from a small outfit that sold Linux boxes exclusively. Does anyone have experience with Thinkmate, and in particular, the VSX line? If the later, is it really quiet. > > I run Centos on four machines now, three of which are Dells, and I'm hoping to do better. The Dell T5400 is close to what I want, but I get more for less from Thinkpad -- at least on paper. No experience with Thinkmate, or, knowledge of them, but 4 of the 5 computers in this room are Dell's. If Thinkmate is a long established company, with an excellent reputation, buy from them. If not, Dell will be around, to support your T5400, for a long time.